Author Archives: Jon Herlong

First Fruits

Share: FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinPinterestemailPrintThe rain is finaling drying up and the warmer weather has turned the hugel mound into a tomato jungle. Last week we made the decision to heavily prune all the suckers and many of the accompanying branches that were … Continue reading

Huli Huli Chicken.. It’s a Hugel Mound!

Share: FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinPinterestemailPrintYou may be asking about the referential treatment of a Hawaiian chicken dish and a newly discovered permaculture technique- hugelkulture. The chicken dish really has nothing to do with anything, but we like to use it for emphasis when … Continue reading

Prepping for Spring!

Share: FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinPinterestemailPrintNow that the ground hog has seen his shadow, we are gearing up for warmer weather and getting started on some fun landscape projects! During the Winter the CG family spends a lot of time reorganizing and looking for … Continue reading

Plants Deer Dislike

Share: FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinPinterestemailPrintThanks to their fuzzy leaves, strong fragrance, or bitter taste, the following plants aren’t among deer’s favorite nibbles. Spring-blooming perennials Bleeding heart (Dicentra spectabilis) Shade-loving, fernlike plant with pendulous heart-shaped flowers; hardy to -35° F. Bluebell (Hyacinthoide hispanica) Bulb … Continue reading

Williamsburg Landscaping News and Events

Share: FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinPinterestemailPrintSummer is about to kick off and as we finish out Spring, we wanted give mention to some Williamsburg landscaping events that Custom Gardens will be attending and some other local events that you don’t want to miss! Yorktown … Continue reading

Lawn Care Service & Advice

Share: FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinPinterestemailPrint  Lawn care service calls abound these days and many clients need advice for caring for their lawn and what services we provide if you can’t go it alone! We thought this would be a great topic for our … Continue reading

Landscaping Yorktown

Share: FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinPinterestemailPrint Local Landscaping Digs in Yorktown We like to send out a monthly eNewlsetter that highlights our current projects for folks considering different types of outdoor retreats to look at and draw inspiration from. The following landscaping project took … Continue reading

Ask the Landscape Architect

Share: FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinPinterestemailPrint  Have you ever wondered what defines a Landscape Architect? What differentiates a Landscape Architect from general contractors and when you would need to retain one? We sat down with our Landscape Architect, David Chewey and asked him when … Continue reading